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Pakistani-Americans concerned over disappearances of Pakistani activists

Pakistani-Americans have expressed their concern over the recent disappearance of activists and bloggers in Pakistan. Prominent Activist and bloggers known for their controversial political and religious views have gone missing in the past week. Salman Haider, a prominent activist went…
Pakistani Americans condemn Berlin Christmas Attack

Pakistani Americans have condemned the attack on a Christmas market in the German city of Berlin. Washington D.C. based Pakistani advocacy group AdvoPak called the attack a “senseless act of violence”. At least 12 people were killed and dozens injured…
U.S. issues travel warning for Lahore over anti-Ahmadiyya protests

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for the Pakistani city of Lahore, warning Americans of “religious protests”. The warning comes as religious groups gather for citywide protests against the minority Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The advisory issued by…
چکوال میں احمدیہ کمیونٹی کی مسجد پر دھاوا

پاکستان کے صوبہ پنجاب کے ضلع چکوال میں احمدی برادری کی ایک قدیم عبادت گاہ پر ایک گروہ کی جانب سے حملہ کرنے کے بعد پولیس نے علاقے کا کنٹرول سنبھال لیا ہے۔ پیر کو پیغمبر اسلام کے یومِ ولادت…
Muslim mob attacks Mosque in Pakistan

Police and Army personnel were called in on Monday as a Muslim mob armed with guns and rocks attacked a Mosque in central Pakistan. The mob which numbered over 1,000 was part of a procession celebrating the birthday of the…
جماعت احمدیہ کے شہر ربوہ پر پولیس حملہ، امریکا کا اظہار تشویش

امریکا نے جماعت احمدیہ کے خلاف چھاپوں پر تشویش کا اظہارکرتے ہوئے حکومت پاکستان پرزوردیاہے کہ وہ اقلیتوں کی مذہبی آزادی اور بنیادی انسانی حقوق کاتحفظ یقینی بنائے۔ امریکی محکمہ خارجہ کے نائب ترجمان مارک ٹونر نے گزشتہ روز پریس…
Pakistan arrests 4 Ahmadis during Rabwah Raid

Four Ahmadis were arrested Monday afternoon in Pakistan, during a raid on the offices of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The arrests were carried out in the Ahmadiyya majority town of Rabwah by the CTD (Counter-Terrorism Department) of Punjab Police. CTD is…
Pakistan to ban teachers from teaching Islamic studies

Pakistan’s Christian Secretary of School Education has assured Ministers that no Ahmadi teacher would be allowed to teach Islamic Studies or Arabic Language in schools. Secretary Joyce Rufin Julius made the comments on Wednesday while discussing Educational matters in Pakistani…
Australian Muslims hold Quran exhibition

On Sunday 26 November 2016, the Berwick chapter of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community hosted a Holy Quran Exhibition at Hampton Park Library, in an effort to educate Australians about the beautiful teachings of Islam. This is the second successful exhibition it…
Algeria continues to arrest Ahmadis

Algerian Government has continued to crackdown on members of the minority Ahmadiyya sect of Islam. The Ahmadiyya Community which has less than 3,000 members in the country has expressed concern over the religiously motivated arrests. On Friday, November 25th Algerian…
Israelis and Palestinians come together to fight wildfires

The Palestinian Authority sent eight fire trucks and 41 firefighters after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel. Police detained 13 people on suspicion of arson. The Wildfires which lasted four days forced 60,000 people to evacuate and affected…
ISIS claims responsibility for Sectarian murders in Karachi

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the murder of a senior Pakistani police officer and a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. Both men were killed in a near-identical drive-by shooting on Sunday night in the port city of Karachi.…
Openly gay Ambassador welcomed to Scandinavia’s largest Mosque

In what seems to be a first-of-its-kind visit, an openly Gay Ambassador joined Muslims at Scandinavia’s largest Mosque for an open dialogue. Artur Wilczynski, who is the Canadian Ambassador to Norway was welcomed to Bait-un-Nasr Mosque in Oslo, Norway by…
The Ahmadiyya Diaspora: An Interview with author Michael Nijhawan

On October 18th, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslims, the worldwide head of millions of Ahmadis. Over 30,000 of these Ahmadis, call Canada their home, majority of these Ahmadis migrated from Pakistani Punjab due…
Syrian Refugees in Canada: Suha’s Story

I had a very nice life in Syria. I was an elementary school teacher. I got along with all of my neighbours, whether or not they were the same religion as me. When the war began I lost my whole…
Syrian Refugees in Canada: Mutaz’s Story

I was held at gunpoint. They took me from my home, blindfolded me and interrogated me for four hours. They asked me to prove that I am Muslim. The only thing that stood in the way of death was literally…
British Muslims urge UK to declare Ahmadis ‘non-Muslim’

British Muslim leaders have called on Britain to declare Ahmadis ‘non-Muslim’, the sentiments were expressed at an event held in Luton. The event which took place at Jamia Islamia Ghosia was attended by Imams, Councillors, and Muslim community leaders from…
Pakistan to deport Turkish teachers ahead of Erdogan visit

Pakistan will deport dozens of Turkish teachers employed at 23 schools linked to the controversial Gülen movement. The order by the Pakistani Interior Ministry came as Turkish President Recep Teyyep Erdogan arrives on a two-day visit to Pakistan. According to reports,…
Pakistani-Indian-American girl makes a mark in U.S. Local Elections

Even though the U.S. presidential race has been dominated by anti-Muslim & anti-immigrant, rhetoric, many Muslims and immigrants have emerged victorious in local level elections across America. Raaheela Ahmed, a 23-year-old Pakistani Indian American from Maryland has won the District…
Pakistan’s Shia Council threatens Ahmadis with mutilation

A leader of Pakistan’s Shia Ulema Council (SUC or Shia Council of Clerics) has threatened the country’s persecuted Ahmadiyya Muslims with mutilation. He made the statement while speaking to a reporter from Pakistan’s most widely circulated paper, the Jang. On…
Israeli religious leaders visit Auschwitz

Thirty top religious leaders from Israel made a landmark visit to Auschwitz last week to commemorate the Holocaust victims and raise awareness about the rising antisemitism in Europe. They group included leaders from Israel’s Christian, Druze, Jewish and Muslim communities.…
Canadian MP shuts down headscarf critic

Canadian female Ministers had to face criticism online after they welcomed a Muslim leader to the Parliament while wearing a head covering. The ‘Khalifa of Islam‘ who is the worldwide head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was welcomed to Canadian Parliament…
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau welcomes ‘Khalifa of Islam’

Canadian Twitter was buzzing Monday afternoon as the ‘Khalifa of Islam‘ arrived in Ottawa to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The hashtag #CaliphinCanada started trending across Canada as the Khalifa of tens of millions of Muslims made his way to Parliament…
‘Khalifa of Islam’ to visit Canada

The religious leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad is set to arrive in Canada on October 3rd as the community marks 50 years in Canada. This will be his 4th trip to Canada since being elected…
Khola Maryam Hübsch on maybrit illner – Who belongs to Germany ?

Ahmadiyya Muslim Journalist Khola Maryam Hübsch appearance on ZDF talk show “Maybrit Illner” on September 1st, The topic of discussion was “Stranger in a new home – who belongs to Germany?” The guests included: • Aydan Özoğuz (SPD), Minister of…
Germany’s largest Islamic convention underway in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe, a German city close to the French border is hosting Germany’s largest annual Islamic convention this weekend. Over 35,000 Muslims are expected to attend the Jalsa Salana, the 41st annual convention of Germany’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Thousands of Muslims…
Suicide bombers target Christian Colony in Pakistan

Four suicide bombers with arms and ammunition attacked a Christian Colony in Pakistan’s Northwestern city of Peshawar. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a breakaway Taliban faction, claimed responsibility for the attack. The colony which houses around 30 Christian families was attacked early Friday morning.…
Ghanian Journalist awarded Chevening Scholarship

Ghanian Journalist Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng has been awarded the Chevening Scholarship that will allow him to study International Journalism at UK’s Brunel University. Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing future global leaders. Ibrahim who is…
Canadian High Commission shuts down anti-Ahmadiyya Twitter troll

The High Commission of Canada to Pakistan fired back after receiving a message calling Ahmadis “non-Muslims” on social media. On 23rd August 2016 the twitter account of the Canadian High Commission shared a picture and wrote: “Acting High Commissioner Stuart…
U.S. Embassy denies visa-free entry for Pakistanis as a hoax

On Monday the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad denied reports that claimed Pakistan had been added to the “U.S. Visa Waiver program”. Thew news story which was first posted on various social media sites was picked up and printed by Pakistan’s…
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau sends Independence Day greetings to Pakistanis

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of Pakistan’s Independence Day: “Today, we join the Pakistani community – here in Canada, in Pakistan, and around the world – in celebrating Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day. “I…
Chief Imam of Ghana speaks out in support of Ahmadis

The National Chief Imam of Ghana has shown his support for the persecuted Ahmadiyya Muslims and called on Muslims to forget their differences and unite. 96-year-old Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu who himself is a Sunni Muslim was appointed as…
U.S. criticizes Pakistan’s treatment of Ahmadis

The U.S. State Department has criticized Pakistan’s treatment of Ahmadiyya Muslims in its annual international religious freedom report. During the report launch on Wednesday Deputy Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken said “When a government denies religious liberty, it turns…
UK Home Office to deport Ahmadi asylum seeker

Britain will deport a man its immigration services believe his life would be threatened if he returned to his home in Pakistan. The UK Home Office is to deport an Ahmadi Muslim, Ali Adnan Munir from the United Kingdom next…
Indonesian Police close down Ahmadiyya Mosque in West Java

An Ahmadiyya mosque in West Java was closed down by a Police Unit Tuesday morning. The Al-Furqan Mosque which is located in Parakansalak subregion of Sukabumi district was built in 1975 and has been used by the 200 strong Ahmadi…
British Transport Secretary visits ‘Khalifa of Islam’

On 22 July 2016, British Conservative MP & newly appointed Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling paid a visit to the the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad .The Parliamentary Under Secretary for State for…
Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community pays tribute to Abdul Sattar Edhi

Worldwide Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad has offered his condolences over the sad demise of Abdul Sattar Edhi. Edhi, who was a prominent Pakistani humanitarian and philanthropist passed away on Friday. In a statement released…